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Growing a Scientist™ for ages 2 ½ - 5 yrs

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January 18 - May 13


Fall in love with science, as you and your child explore together!

In Growing a Scientist,  preschoolers ages 2½ to 5 and their adults make discoveries about science by questioning, experiencing, and investigating. Experienced educators engage children and their adults in science activities that incorporate art, literature, and fun! Following each program, enjoy a snack together.


Explora members $140 per child per semester
Non-members $160 per child per semester


Each session meets every other week.


Register online, by mail, or by phone
Select a session day and time to register online.
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Download and mail in registration form.

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Call Reservations at 505-224-8341.


Class Schedule:

Bubble, Fizz, and Foam 
Wed., Jan. 18/ Thurs., Jan. 19/ Fri., Jan. 20/ Sat., Jan. 21
Become a curious chemist when you mix up cool concoctions, investigate foamy foods, and pour bubbling solutions!


What’s That Sound?
Wed., Feb. 1/ Thurs., Feb. 2/ Fri., Feb. 3/ Sat., Feb. 4
We’ll observe how sound waves travel through water or air and, produce vibrations. Experience cup phones and build your own kazoo and quacker.


Simple Machines
Wed., Feb. 15/ Thurs., Feb. 16/ Fri., Feb. 17/ Sat., Feb. 18
Test your strength with levers and pulleys. Experiment with simple machines to explore ways that they make our work easier.


A Shovelful of Dirt
Wed., March 1/ Thurs., March 2/ Fri., March 3/ Sat., March 4
Get your hands dirty as you make discoveries about dirt and soil. Use magnifying loupes as you look for living material in the dirt. Use clay to sculpt your own creation out of clay.


Measure Me
Wed., March 15/ Thurs., March 16/ Fri., March 17/ Sat., March 18
Discover measuring concepts such as more and less, weight and height. We’ll practice using scales, measuring cups, and droppers, and we will use these tools to create our own snack.


Animals Hide and Seek
Wed., March 29/ Thurs., March 30/ Fri., March 31/ Sat., April 1
Get up close and personal with some interesting insects. Observe camouflage as a defense, experiment with camouflaging yourself, and decorate rabbits to blend into different environments.


Switch On, Switch Off
Wed., April 12/ Thurs., April 13/ Fri., April 14/ Sat., April 15
Turn things on and off as you explore open and closed circuits. Investigate a variety of switches and much more.


How Does Your Garden Grow?
Wed., April 26/ Thurs., April 27/ Fri., April 28/ Sat., April 29
Get your hands dirty as you examine, compare, and contrast different seeds, dissect lima beans and fruit, and plant seeds and flowers to take home.


Caterpillar to Butterfly
Wed., May 10/ Thurs., May 11/ Fri., May 12/ Sat., May 13
We’ll find out how The Very Hungry Caterpillar becomes a butterfly and we’ll use paper chromatography to turn our own caterpillars into butterflies.

Class topics change each semester.

Para información en español, llame al 505-224-8323.
Financial assistance may be available for your program and camp fees.
Please call Reservations at 505-224-8341 for more information.

Here are all our semester programs:

Growing a Scientist™ - Ages 2½ - 5yrs
Science to Grow on™ - Grades K-3
Chain Reaction Scientists - Grades 3-5
Robo Task Force - Grades 3-7
Home School Explorations Series - Grades

It’s time for Explora’s 2017 Spring semester programs

Explora educators develop camp activities with children's developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.


  • You can register online, by phone, or download and mail/fax the completed registration form.

  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child's medications, dosages, and physician's name; child's insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.


505-224-8341. Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9 am - 5 pm.


Explora Reservations
1701 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Cancelation policy

  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the first class, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.

  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the first class will not be refunded.

  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

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Albuquerque, NM 87104

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Explora Members: Free
Children (under age 1): Free
Children (ages 1-11): $4
Adults (ages 12-64): $8
Seniors (age 65+, with ID): $5
Students or Military (with ID): $5

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